Definition of caseload
: the number of cases handled (as by a court or clinic) usually in a particular period
Examples of caseload in a Sentence
We have a heavy caseload today.
Recent Examples of caseload from the Web
Media outlets report that two of the court’s four judges took senior status — in which judges reduce their caseload but no longer occupy a seat — earlier this year: Judge Sue Robinson and Judge Gregory Sleet.
Keel noticed his caseload of similar shootings growing last year: 13 shootings each in 2014 and 2015 in which the officer considered a suspect’s vehicle to be a weapon, almost double the average for the four years prior.
In 2000, Democrats added three seats to the Court of Appeals, arguing that the court’s caseload justified the expansion, but also setting a precedent that Republicans are now eager to reverse.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'caseload'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of caseload
CASELOAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of caseload for English Language Learners
: the number or amount of cases handled by a court, social worker, etc.
Medical Definition of caseload
: the number of cases handled (as by a clinic) in a particular period
Legal Definition of caseload
: the number of cases handled (as by a court or a lawyer) often in a particular period
Learn More about caseload
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up caseload? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).